The Obituary for Mr. Dave “Chin” Varner


Mr. Dave “Chin” Varner, Jr., 74, of Lanett, AL, passed away, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Varner was born January 3, 1945 in Langdale, AL to the late Jessie Mae and Dave Varner , Sr. On Sunday, March 31, 2019 Dave was called to eternal rest.

At an early age, Dave accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and united with the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Valley, AL. He received his education in the Chambers County School System, where he was a member of the 1963 graduating class of Rehobeth High School.

On October 8, 1966 Dave joined in Holy Matrimony to the love of his life, Mary Gilbert. To this union two children were born.   “Chin”, as he was known by many, retired from West Point Stevens with many years of service.  He enjoyed working in his yard, and was a handy man to many.  He always greeted you with a big smile on his face and a pleasant conversation.  His southern grammar was a part of his everyday life.   His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy.  He enjoyed spending quality time with them.

Dave was preceded in death by his wife, Mary G. Varner.

Dave leaves to cherish his memories his children, Timothy (Marsha) Varner, Sr., Monique (Christopher)Garner both of Lanett, AL.; grandchildren, Tia Varner, Maria Varner, Timothy Varner, Jr., La’Miracle Varner, Edward Howard, David Varner, and Isaiah Garner all of Lanett, AL; great grandchild, Talia Varner, Lanett, AL; brother, Dewey(Blanche)Varner, Apopka, FL; sister, Mary Sue Crim Davis, Valley, AL; brother-in-law, George Gilbert, West Point, GA; sisters-in-law, Carrie (Arthur) Atkinson, Deborah Gilbert, Lanett, AL  and Helen Gilbert, West Point, GA and a host on nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends, a dear friend, John Hill.

Homegoing Services for Mr. Varner will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET from the sanctuary of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Valley, AL with the Rev R. L. Carter, Pastor, Rev. W. G. Wimberly, Eulogist, Dr. Raymond Cochran, Rev. Sam Marshall, Jr. and Rev. Leonard Autry, assisting.

Interment will follow in the Pinehill Cemetery, Lanett, AL. The remains will lie in state at the church on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. ET until the funeral hour.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Mr. Timothy and Mrs. Marsha Varner, 1412 South 9th Street, Lanett, AL.

M. W. Lee Mortuary of West Point, GA. is directing.